Ten amazing sand sculptures

Here are ten of my favourite sculptures from this year’s Sand Sculptures at Weston-super-Mare. This year’s theme was “when I grow up…” and there was a range of sculptures that were inspired by this theme. Click the image for larger versions.

So who wanted to be a firefighter when they grew up? So there are the fires, the hoses and the water.


If I found these surgeons looking over me, just about to go under a general anaesthetic, I would be feeling rather scared. These are rather freaky.


Now who wants to go to the moon? Astronauts are often a childhood dream. This sculpture was really tall and I was impressed with the height of the thing, and the nice details, like the chimpanzee looking out of the window of the rocket.


A rather depressed farmer looks after his crops and a sullen cow. Maybe its’ the sand, but he does look sad. The sculpture was rather flat, and it was quite effective.


No this wasn’t about someone growing up to be a Pharaoh or even an Egyptian god, no this was about growing up to be an archaeologist, you can see the little figures in the sand.


I think this was a vet, or someone wanting to be a mad scientist growing over sized dogs.


Lots of young people want to be professional footballers.


Tut, tut, construction worker stereotype!


This was just plain freaky! No idea what it was supposed to represent.


Yes, we can all grow up to be superman! To infinity and beyond… oh wait!


I am always impressed with the quality and the ideas of the sculptures.

“The Old New World”

Wonderfully clever photo based animation of American from the early 20th Century.

Each image required the creator to remove the moving and static elements to create a 3D model for the animations. Once completed, he began the second stage: creation of full computer graphics of various animals, people, vehicles, and other relevant details.

Lovely stuff

Better than a bear wall

I did quite like this Bankey’esque street art on the side of the wall of the Bare Grills restaurent in Weston-super-Mare.

Better than a bear wall

Though the claws on the bear prints are a bit worrying!

…and then some more

Though the Shauns have now left the centre of Bristol, I am still catching up posting my photographs of the ones I managed to capture with my camera.

We were passing by 40. On the Waterfront when I managed to find us a parking place, and over we went to get a photograph.

40. On the Waterfront - Shaun the Sheep

Reminding us of the waterfront with pictures of the docks, this Shaun was very much at home next to the water.

40. On the Waterfront - Shaun the Sheep

40. On the Waterfront - Shaun the Sheep

This was a very shiny sheep, 46. Shaun Bean was covered in chrome and was next to the Arnolfini.

46. Shaun Bean - Shaun the Sheep

Not sure of the connection with Sean Bean though.

46. Shaun Bean - Shaun the Sheep

46. Shaun Bean - Shaun the Sheep

Looking very much like Johnny Depp, 45. The Pirate Captain had a tricorne, flintlocks and a cutlass.

45. The Pirate Captain - Shaun the Sheep

He was guarding the M Shed, or was he looking for buried treasure?

45. The Pirate Captain - Shaun the Sheep

Over on the other side of the water, looking rather lonesome was 39. Air Fleece.

39. Air Fleece - Shaun the Sheep

Very much a Red Arrows sheep, bright red and RAF symbols all over.

39. Air Fleece - Shaun the Sheep